From the Reason.com article:
"Millennials think somebody should do something to help improve the economy, but have less of an ideological preference as to how."I've noticed this to generally be true of Gen Y'ers/Millennials. I find us to be both less concerned with and less likely to be certain of our economic views than our positions on social issues, and in many cases people my age will admit that they don't know much about economics. Even among Millennials who do have strong and definite economic views, from what I've seen they tend to be less sharply divided among themselves than when it comes to social issues, and are instead distributed more evenly along a continuum. I've known some Millennials who are economic centrists, some believers in laissez faire capitalism and some self-professed leftists, but from what I've seen when it comes to social issues they tend to fall into one of two camps - liberal or conservative - and most are socially liberal. I agree with Hard that the aggressively-promoted social conservatism within the Republican Party is often hugely repellent to these socially liberal average Millennials, no matter their stances on economic policy. Even here in a reddish-purple state like NC, we Gen-Y'ers see most social conservative-backed legislation and the state constitutional amendments banning gay marriage as senseless and backward, and many of us have a different moral framework (which I believe is influenced by humanism) than the more conservative previous generations."53 percent say they would support a candidate who was both socially liberal and fiscally conservative. (In fact, liberal millennials (60 percent) are significantly more supportive of such a candidate than conservatives (43 percent))**. Social issues, more than economics, tend to define their political labels and shape their political judgments."
**For the minority of Millennials who hold socially conservative beliefs (pro-life, against gay marriage, etc.), those views often tie in with their religious and moral belief systems and have high priority in determining who they vote for, so it's not surprising that most of them wouldn't support a candidate whose social views didn't align with theirs, even if their economic views were similar.